Chiropractic Care Better Than Medication for Back Pain

Over 75% of adults in the United States suffer with back trouble at some point in their life, and we see many sufferers in our Florham Park, NJ office with this common issue. Unfortunately, many men and women don't know that chiropractic is understood to be one of the very best and safest ways to treat back pain.

A 2004 study from Georgia examined 192 patients with low back pain lasting from 2 to 6 weeks. The patients were split up into three groups: those who received a placebo and sham chiropractic adjustments, those who received a muscle relaxant and sham chiropractic adjustments, and those who received 7 real chiropractic adjustments over the course of the research study.

At the completion of the one month study, the researchers discovered that the people who received the real chiropractic adjustments reported substantially more pain reduction and decreased severity of symptoms in contrast to the other groups of people.

Additionally, muscle relaxants have significant adverse effects that may include sleepiness, dry mouth, and a number of them can even lead to addiction.

Even though a muscle relaxant medication might momentarily reduce discomfort, it isn't a permanent solution to back problems. In our office in Florham Park, NJ, Dr. Rivano works to get to the root cause for your suffering and uses safe chiropractic adjustments to correct the problem in your spine to get you pain-free.

Call our office now at (973) 845-6282 for a visit with Dr. Rivano.

Hoiriis KT, Pfleger B, McDuffie FC, et al. A randomized clinical trial comparing chiropractic adjustments to muscle relaxants for subacute low back pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2004;27:388-398.